Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations

These stunning watercolor crest wedding invitations from Kim of Bright Room Studio feature one of my absolute favorite color combinations: peach, pink, and navy blue! Kim was inspired by a bouquet of brightly colored flowers to create the vibrant watercolor background, but it also reminds me of a sunset at the wedding location of Lake Tahoe! Add in a custom watercolor crest and you’ve got one seriously pretty invitation suite!

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From KimKatie was a color-loving bride getting married in beautiful Lake Tahoe. The first thing she shared with me was an inspiration photo of a stunning bouquet of bright, vibrant flowers and I knew it was going to be fun to design this wedding invitation suite.

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

In the first round of design options, one design had this great watercolor background and another used the hand-painted crest and she just couldn’t decide, so we brought both together! The three little trees gave the invitation a hint of Tahoe-vibe and the watercolor perfectly evoked a mountain sunset. The watercolor crest with the mountains and trees was the perfect accent to this simple and bold invitation.

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

We digitally printed the watercolor background then letterpress printed the text in a deep navy. We then digitally printed the other pieces with more watercolor accents and a navy background on the weekend events card for some contrast. The watercolor crest then became a perfect element to use for other aspects of their wedding, like fun thank you cards and a tag that bound the entire suite together in the envelope. Everything was tied together with fun brushy hand-written text, which we then used on the envelope addressing as well.

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

With lots of brides requesting lovely neutral invitations these days, it was a refreshing and fun project to work on a design with so much color. I love how it came together!

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations by Bright Room Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Kim!

Design: Bright Room Studio

Bright Room Studio is a member of the Designer Rolodex  – you can see more of Kim’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Bright Room Studio

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations

Beautiful modern calligraphy paired with a fantastic vintage coral velvet ribbon? Yes, please! These elegant rustic coral wedding invitations from Melissa of Atheneum Creative pair elegant letterpress printed calligraphy with a sophisticated gray, white, and coral color palette and rustic wood details throughout the invitation suite. Absolutely gorgeous!

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From MelissaHadley and Ross planned a rustic wedding in the mountains, but wanted their wedding to be sophisticated and elegant at the same time. We started working on their wedding monogram and their wedding stationery with that concept in mind: rustic, modern, and softly elegant.

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The wedding invitation was letterpress printed with gray calligraphy text on white paper, then bound with a vintage velvet coral ribbon and a custom wood tag featuring the wedding monogram. The coral ribbon is absolutely gorgeous when paired with the cherry wood tag! The wedding invitation suite also included an accordion-fold booklet with a wood front and back cover. The booklet listed all of the wedding events and contained a custom map. The wood booklet cover helped provide the rustic feel for the invitation suite. A letterpress printed reception card in coral calligraphy, a formal RSVP card in gray calligraphy, and gray envelopes completed the invitation suite.

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

We also had lots of fun with their day-of wedding stationery. Napkins and stir sticks in matching colors, ceremony programs, and more! Our favorite detail of all has to be the custom copper cups that were sitting at everyone place setting. The copper just popped right off the table! We also made a custom coffee travel cup for guests to grab for brunch on the go the following morning.

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Rustic Coral Wedding Invitations by Atheneum Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Melissa!

Design: Atheneum Creative

Atheneum Creative is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography

Soft Modern Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Back in April I featured these gorgeous and subtle gold foil splatter wedding invitations from Mariko at Miks Letterpress – I love the way Mariko incorporated gold foil into a modern minimalist wedding invitation design! Today I’m thrilled to share another beautiful invitation suite from Mariko, this time incorporating a beautiful watercolor design in my favorite color: pink! These soft modern watercolor wedding invitations are the perfect combination of abstract painterly elements with modern type selections and design. Add in vintage postage stamps in neutral gray tones and calligraphy from Meant to Be Calligraphy, and this invitation suite is just about as pretty as it gets!

Soft Modern Watercolor Wedding Invitations by Miks Letterpress / Photo by Rachel Lynn Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper

From MarikoThe inspiration for this wedding suite was drawn from the couple themselves. The bride wanted a soft watercolor look, while the groom wanted something more modern. I married the two concepts (pun intended) and came up with this wedding suite. It includes the soft element the bride wanted with the flowing watercolor and the crisp design element the groom liked with the white space around the text and modern type selections.

Soft Modern Watercolor Wedding Invitations by Miks Letterpress / Photo by Rachel Lynn Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Soft Modern Watercolor Wedding Invitations by Miks Letterpress / Photo by Rachel Lynn Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Soft Modern Watercolor Wedding Invitations by Miks Letterpress / Photo by Rachel Lynn Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper

The watercolor was printed digitally on cotton paper, while the text was letterpress printed to give a 3D texture to the suite. Vintage postage stamps in a neutral gray tone were incorporated to complement the pink color scheme and not take attention away from the main feature: the pink watercolor. The envelope calligraphy from Michele of Meant to Be Calligraphy could have gone both ways, either a soft flourished style or a modern style and we went with a softer look.

Soft Modern Watercolor Wedding Invitations by Miks Letterpress / Photo by Rachel Lynn Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Vintage Postage Stamps and Modern Calligraphy by Meant to Be Calligraphy / Photo by Rachel Lynn Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Soft Modern Watercolor Wedding Invitations by Miks Letterpress / Photo by Rachel Lynn Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Mariko!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Miks Letterpress+

Envelope Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy

Floral Styling: Taffy Floral

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Rachel Lynn Photography

Colorful Dip Dyed Baby Announcements

I’ll always have a soft spot for dip dyed stationery, especially when combined with beautiful calligraphy and mint green edge painting! Brittany from Swell Press Paper Co. created these sweet dip dyed baby announcements – with a two color dip dye! And how cute are those mini mint green envelopes with little newborn baby photos???

Dip Dyed Baby Announcements by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From BrittanyWhen Bradley reached out to me to create a fun, one of a kind letterpress birth announcement for her new baby girl Frances Walker, I immediately knew this project was going to be a blast. Bradley wasn’t scared of color, and let me run wild with whatever design idea I had. I was so excited to be able to combine my two favorite techniques – dip dying (in two colors!) and edge painting – all topped off with the beautiful calligraphy of Melissa from Olive Branch & Co.

Dip Dyed Baby Announcements by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dip Dyed Baby Announcements by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dip Dyed Baby Announcements by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crane’s super thick 220lb Lettra Cotton Paper in Pearl White perfectly absorbed the dip dye and allowed for a beautiful, deep impression of the text. I chose a light periwinkle ink color to match the envelopes; the spring colors were perfect to welcome the new babe into the world!

Dip Dyed Baby Announcements by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

New mom Bradley also is a fan of anything miniature (I mean who isn’t?), so I included a mini mint green envelope (with matching edge paint color!) and three tiny photos of Walker (and her adorable chubby legs). This is by far one of my favorite projects to date!

Dip Dyed Baby Announcements by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dip Dyed Baby Announcements by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Brittany!

Design, Printing, and Dip Dyeing: Swell Press Paper Co.

Calligraphy: Olive Branch & Co.

Photo Credits: Swell Press Paper Co.

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Normally we hear the designer’s perspective on a particular wedding invitation, but today we’re lucky to hear from both the designer and the printer of these beautiful gold foil architecture-inspired wedding invitations and save the dates. Such a treat! Designer Ryan DePaola drew inspiration from his adopted home town, Los Angeles, for both the invitation and save the date design, then the talented production team at Mama’s Sauce brought the design to life through a combination of screen printing, letterpress printing, and gold foil!

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

First, a few notes on the design inspiration from designer Ryan DePaolaOur wedding suite was inspired by our venue, its location and what the two together represented to us. We choose to incorporate both ourselves as well as the city itself in our invitation to further integrate the two as one. The foil line work and flourishes are really an homage to the city of LA itself and the impact it has had – not just in style and architecture, but to us.

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

LA is where my fiancé and I first met and dated, so for the save the dates I wanted to pull in all the beautiful architecture of all the buildings in downtown LA that had had special meaning to us. Where we had our first date all the way to our pizza spot. Where we had built our relationship and where we are solidifying it.

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Mama’s Sauce on printing and production: Ryan’s suite was ultimately letterpress and foil in the end, but for his Save the Date we also incorporated screen printing. That was the only piece in his suite that utilized a different paper. We chose to to go with the smoother, less fibrous, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for the Save the Date to ensure the half tone screen printed portion of the design (the marbling) printed as consistently as possible. Little technical decisions like this can go a long way when you’re really thinking through the best way to bring art to life within a process, as each design marries (pun!) with the process and paper differently.

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The remainder of the suite was foil stamped and letterpress printed on double thick cotton paper that resulted in a strikingly consistent impression from both processes. They were pre-duplexed to double thick, as there wasn’t any relief printing on the backside.

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Suites like this are a dream to work on for us. The designer is the client, and in this case the designer-client knows how to design well for our processes, yet is able to lean into our expertise for suggestions in order to make the package really shine, like foil is supposed to do.

Gold Foil Architecture-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Mama's Sauce / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Ryan and Mama’s Sauce!

Design: Ryan DePaola

Letterpress, Foil, and Screen Printing: Mama’s Sauce

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Mama’s Sauce